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1 JLL 1L VOL. X. L'ANSE, L. S., MICH., SATURDAY, DECEMBER. (J. 1890. NO. 49. WM. L.MASON. ATTORNEY and COUN- SELLOR-ATLAW, LLOYD HOUSE JOIIN R. THOMAS. Piiop. A FIRST CLASS LIVERY In connection. llejfiilar stagey to I'cquam !' ... I . . ... - 1 Michigan. Houghton. MICHIGAN MINING SCHOOL A Ktute School of Surveying, Mining, Electrical and Mechanicsl Kr.inot-riiitf. Physics, Chemistry, Ore Jlrossinjr. Miner alogy, Petrography. Heolngy, Dralilng, Machine Design, etc. Tuition free. For catalogues and inforiiintiou tuMir M. IS. Wadswoutii. A. M., I'll. D., Director, MOUNTAIN DEW as& HOUSE. HENBY U.HOLLLISTER. PROP THE BEST WINES LIQUORS AND CIGARS. BARAGA, - MICH. McMDLLENasd &IRARD BAEAGA LIVERY. Singlo or Double B'rs with or without Driver. Fishing or Hunting Parties famished with competant guides. We keep nothing but good horses and wagons and give good attention to our patrons. McMULLEN & (HEARD BARBER SHOP! ooooooooooooo For a flood clem Shave or a StijUsh Hair-cut.' go to FRED W. SCHWALM BARAGA, MICHIGAN. '. 01P08ITE MCOnATH'H. CHOICE WINES JilQUDRS and CIRARSJ Imported Cuimbach and Mucnchcner Ber, Ouinucss's Stout, Bas' l'ale Ale, W. H. McDrnyer Whiskies, Martell's Cognac, 1H Kuyper's Gin, 8herry, Port Wine, Imported and Domestic CIgara aud Smokers' Supplies. WtXIN ST.,1 L'RNSR, KIOH, C. P. BlanKenhorn MEAflRKET. L'ANSB and BARAQ iii'' i ' i . .. ooooooo oooooo Choice Fresh, Salted and Smoked Meats. Lard, ronltry, Fish, Vegetables and Produce. OY8TEKS & GAME IN SEASON JAMES MCMAHON, -dealib ;ir- WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. CORNER SALOON. BARAGA.' MKJH UPPER PENINSULA NEWS. CLJPl'ED AND COXDEN8ED FROM OUIl EXCHANGES. ' The Michigan mining school now has 51 studen's. Escanalia will have a telephone ex change. ' Better late than, never. Houghton now has two foot bull teams. The first game was played this week. ' The French publication at Lako Lin den has a new editor and the Times predicts regularity of insuo hereafter. . The Firnt National Bunk of nancook) declared Deo, 1st its thirty third semi annual dividend of flvocr rent. The Edison Ircn Concentrating Co's experimental plant, at Humboldt, was totally destroyed ( by flro on WedtH's day. . Two new counties in tne Upper Pen insula are talked of, one to bo cut from Menominee county and 1 1io other from Ontonagon. Gladstone Delta. ( The fiwt may come to pass Bro. Ma.ion but the latter is a long way off. Oar people are not an x ion for a division of thin county, not the tax-payers at least. Ontonagon Herald. The county treasury at Ashland is attracting more than usual attention just at present. Burt ScottTtho treasur er is claimed to be a defaulter and h's bondsman refuso to turn ovei1 the office. The matter will be adjusted in the courts. . ' Trout Creek, in the homestead dis trict is suffering with a diphtheria epedemie. TJiero is no resident physi cian and the people are compelled to send to the nearest towns either in the copper or iron district for medical as sistance. Crystal Falls promise? to bo one. of the noted, health resorts of the future. They claim to have a mineral spring near the town, the water of which con tains medicinal virtues equal to if not greater than any known to this age. A large commodious hotel, costing about $:J0,t)OO will be erected and a syndicate formed which will run in opposition to Fabst and the rest of those Milwaukee chops. According to the Mining Journal correspondent, Ishpeming . will have next year an electric street railway, at least one newrailrcad, in all likelihood two, with a possibility of a third, also a big foundry ee. eto. If they also have a daily paper and two or three weeklies as common rumor proclaims what a booming town the pold metropolis will be in 01. Well here's hoping such may ba the case, Horace. ; The silver lining of the dark cloud that has hung over Ontonagon county all these years is now becoming notice able. The prospects for development of the copper range were never so bright as at present. With copper command ing a good figure an impetus will bo given to exploratory w ork all along the range and some good mines will un doubtedly be discovered. Mining nun say this range has only been skinned over. . The Mining Journal very pertinently nays regarding the postmaster general's hobby for one cent postage: " The postol railway clerks and the clerical forces in the postofllccs are now overworked and underpaid, and the entire service is cripplod by a policy of holding down expenditures to bring it as near y as porsible to the point of biing self-sustaining. . To cut the let ter rate in two under these circumstances would bo highly injudicious, and it is singular that such an nnwis a proceeding shou'd lind an advocato at the head of the postollice department." The Interior Lumber Co. shut down their mill last Monday night for the season, having cut 2") million feet of lumber. The company is erecting a largo boiler house for the purpose of furnishing the planing mill, dry kiln and their several other buildings, with steam. They also started one more camp last week witli a crew of forty men, making in all six camps .in opera tion, giving employment to 210 men in the woods and about 100 around the mill yard and planning mill. They have just received a car load of fine draught horses from Chicago for camp No;rG which is under the supervision of jnlr. Ed. Lamb. Green Bay Advocate. . Dospite the very best at'ention best owed upon the baby, it will grow sick and troublesome by reason of - oolic, diarrhoea teething etc. Do not fail, then to use Dr. Ball's Baby Syrnp. Price 25 c. ' Those Reservoir Land. The lauds in "Wisconsin and Minneso ta; which were herctoforo withdrawn from market for reservoir purposes and known as "reservoir lands" wero restor ed to tho pnblio domain by act of Con gress appro d Juno 20, 1893, and aro subject to entry under the homestead law with certain, restrictions. The lands aro to b3 open for entry and settlement six mouths after 'Jl ho ap proval of tho-act of restoration which will fall on tho 20th of this month December. Isi person is allowed to enter upon and occupy the lands before that time and any person violating this provision will not bo permitted to enter any of tho lauds or Require title thereto hereafter, consequently there will be less contesting for effect and blood money, and the bona ildo eettler will have clearer eai'ing for title and owner ship. The lands are made subject to the entry under tho homestead law only which in Rubstar.ce requires five years absoluto residence. Thero is an excep nil - ,. I. iii . , v tion to this law called tho comrautation . , i- ii I... war to deduct tho time of his service from tho five years, and consequently he need only wait that length of time until ho is entitled to full ownership providing he complies with the ober requirements of the law. - The Lumber Market. The Northwestern Lumberman's review of the lumber market, for thct-e trying times, shows a very favorable condition of affairs at the close of the mannfactoring and lake shipping season. It spite of the tight money, building throughout the country has increased and the condition of trade has ttradily improved since Sept. 1, and the demand for lumber has been such as to mako prices appreciably higher. The money stringency and high lake frieghtn have hindered the putting forward of lumber this fall to some extent, although it is thought the shipments have born equal to those of other years. At Chicago the stock on hand is estimated at 100,000,009 feet less than it was at this time last year. Regarding tho effect of the money stringency on lumberman tna' Journal There is less comment among lumber dealers about tho stringent condition of the money market than one might ex pect. Very little apprehension is expressed concerning tho future. Even the great failures that have oecured in Michigan, and the one in this city, and others in various portions of tho country have net disturbed tho confidence ot holders of lumber. Throughout the country collections are reported good, which put the dealers in funds for the meeting of their obligations. Dealers admit that tho banks scrutinize lumber men's paper closer than they did, and demand a higher rate of discount. But the majority of dealers are prepared for the emergency, and it is apprehend' od that there will bo few failures among the- htrictly lumber merchants who have been doing a regular business. The fact is that trade has been good all . season, and an advance of prices has occurred during the fall. At the same time dealers have purchased bulk stocks carefully, thero having bren less ever loading and discounting the future than usual. In this respect they have evinced a cor. servatism'un usual with lumberman. Now that the monetary stringency has come they will not rt grot that they;' have their affairs is a snug and safe) condition. The Iron Market. The Iron Trade Review's resume of the irr.n market shows a general de pression owing to the recont unpleas antness in the money market. It nnjs many largo contracts for raw material, which were tinder contemplation, early in October, have either been dropped or postponed, the result being a flat pig iron market. Many leading furnaces north and fouth have with drawn from the market being unwilling to sell at figures made by smaller companys in need of , money. Theo smaller con cerns have broken the market for a time or until the financial flurry is over, but the heavy consumption must pre vail and will soon exert a steadying in flnenco. The heavy dealers are hold ing firm for their prices, in deed their firmness is a surprise to the trade gen erally and to those who have tried to take advantage of the situation and make running contracts for large lots. The latest reports show that stocks are decreasing and that production is being cut down. J i . : Regarding iron ore it .Bays the sea son started out with prioes that were too high to be'roaintiined, and a great many concessions had to be made to tho consumers. Judging from the present temper of tho ore men, it in safe to say that they intend next year to hold off with their s iles, ask a fair price, and mine no more than they can readily dispose of at that price. COPPER. Qaincy's" November prod nst was 550 tons, tin increase of 1)9 tons over October. Cdnmei & HecliV November pro duct was 3,034 tons. Five hundred and sixteen tons less than October. Franklin product for November was 033 tons. This is an increase over October of 827 tons. . The November product will net at 17o copper nearly $S per share or over $100,000, a-d the stock sels for $17, besides there is equal to $12 per share in the treasury. Of course this copper was not all mined in November but it shows the richness of tho mine and. serves as a - r. , , , , .,.. good illustration in, explaining the difference between the intrinsic and market values of the stock. Tha Dividend Payeis Disburse ments. Tho Boston Transcript says tha cop per company dividend disbursements for the ytcar 1890 practically are all made. Another Calumet & Hecla dividend is not looked for. The Bigelow com pany's pay quarterly, and their pay ments aro completed for the year the Bigelow group embraces, Tamarack, Osceola, and Boston & Montana, among the dividend payers. The .Quincy, Franklin, Atlantic and Central general ly make dividends early in the year, eithor".Tanuary or February. It is possible, therefore, to present a tab'e showing this year's disbursements, which we give making comparisons with 1887. Copper has sold .this year from 14 to 17o while in 1887 the average price was 11.22 cts. Companies 1893 1887 per s1iahf. feb share Calumet & Hecla... $20..... $10 j i'aiuarHt.j. ...... 13......... Quincy........ 8 5 Boston vi Montana. .. 5 Franklin 2......... 1 Osceola 4 J 1 Atlantio 2J 1 Central... 1. ....... 2 Kearsarge 2 , Applying these dividends per share to the total amount of capital stock on which they were paid and we have this record. 1890 1887. Calumet .... $2,000.000 .... $1,000,000 Tamarack... ' 590,000...; Quincy 820,000. ... 200,000 Montana .... (525,000 .... Fianklin.... 80,000.... 40,000 Osceola . 225,000 ... . 50,000 Atlantic. ... 100,000.... 40 000 Central 30.000.... . 40,000 Kearsarge... 80,000.... $4,050,000 $1,370,000 Of course Tamarack, Boston and Montana and Kearsarge were not divid end poyers in 87. The two former be gan paying in 83 and Kearsarge in 90. The record of dividend payments in 1890 is highly satisfactory. The Frank lin made no payment in the last half of the year owing to tho Powabic compli cations, but it is in strong shape and well able to make a handsome disburse mcnt in January, if it shall seem desira ble. Tliis company is making copper at a very low cost nowadays, and is making a gook deal of it. Tho Central, having encountered a lean streak, made no dividend in the second h ilf of the year. Tho Tamarack, Osceola and Bos ton & Montana increased their rates of dividends in the last half ye ir, and the Tamarack dividends have been paid on ten thousand shares more in the second half than in the first. It easily has been the copper company's best ' year from a dividend standpoint. Consider able interest attaches to the January or February payments. of the Quincy, Franklin and Stanton mines. The Bigelow people have shown their con fidence in the stability of the copper market by advancing the rates of divid ends on the Tamarack, Osceole and Montana, especially the first two, which have had their rates increased in the midst of the uncertainty and unsettle- ment of tha general stock market situa tion. , , , ' '., ' . ; ' Oar readars are requested to use Salvation Oil for all pains. .It 1b a sore. Price 25 cents, y "For forms of government let foola contest." For ordinary life it is enough to know that Dr. Bull's Congh fiyrup cure coughs colds. Just Fturped Havinar just returned from a purchasing trip I desire to announce to the Pnblio . that my store is now well filled with FALL AND WINTER goods and your inspection of same U solicited. . ' Much care has been given to the dry goods department, embracing varied show of desirable diess goods in COT. CASHMERES, and LUSTROS, and TRIMMINGS, DRESS BUTTONS, TARNS. SAXONY WOOL, and ZEPHYR3. Feaflanartcrs lor Gent's If in need of CLOTHING of any kind, DRESS OVERCOATS, SUITS of any size or BO Y'S KNEE PANTS, you'll find what is needed right here. Have received a valuable line ot " . LADIES TIM MM M HATS, SHAPES, and trimmings: . Here are a few things we keep: Blankets, fine and heavy Under , wear, Carpets, Oil cloth, Stove mats, Feather dusters, all kinds of Mitts, Kid gloves, black and colored, Stationery, Cnrtain poles. Pillow-sham holders. Buckles, Silk umbrellas. Gossamers and Rain eoats. Knitting. Embroidery and Wash Silks, novelty and stitched brands, Tinsel cords, Curlhfg irons, .Banner rods, Silk and Linen Laces, Colored Tissue Paper, Hand satchels, Side combs, Hair Pins, Rick Rack A LARGE LINE Girdles, Cloaks, Table linens Butchers linen. Plain and drawn net for fancy Work, White Aluslins, Lace curtains and curtain cloths, Hoods, Leggings, Lace gowers, feathers, etc., etc., etc. Anything you want. My shoe stock this fall is large and complete and includes Ladies' heavy street oes, tipped. You oau depend on my GROCERIES as being first quality and fresh We DON'T HANDLE CROUND COFFEE but only Green and Roasted, but GRIND TO ORDER, thus giving the customers the entire valne of the Coffee. Mail orders promptly attended to at J. B. SMITHS. WATCHES,JLOCKS,JEWELRY - AND "o o o o o o o o o 60000606 oo PcnqoGooc). ooooooscsoeooeoooo 00000 Watch Repairing and Engraving a Specialty. . THOMHS BRKDY, L'ANSE & BARAGA JOHNIE GET MONDAY, SEPT. ' 1ST; I have a large stock of No. 10 and 12 Shells ; both loaded and empty, also , Gunpowder, ; ' ' , ' V Shot, Caps, :? ' ) : i Wads, Primers, Rifle and Revolver Cartridges etc , SHELLS LOADED TO ORDER. NORTON'S DIJUG STOPtE, L'ANSE AND FLANNEL, LADIES CLOTH," TRI and the largest display of NOTIONS RIBBONS, VELVETS, HOSIERY, Neciwear and Black Silk H'p '''.; OF CORSETS, - YOUR GUN! DAnAGA- v.